Relaxation Is difficult for most people. Stress, anxiety, worries and many other factors can influence an individual’s ability to relax.
While there are many techniques one can learn to achieve relaxation, the use of a light and sound machine is one of the easiest. Light and sound machines offer individuals a technological edge in achieving states of deep relaxation. A light and sound mind machine is perhaps one of the greatest relaxation tools ever invented.
By now, perhaps you are asking, “how does a light and sound machine work?”. Well the light and sound machine works on the principle of frequency controlled stimulation and in effect known as the frequency following response. The frequency following response or FFR, was discovered in the 1920s and 1930s during the period of the development of EEG. Scientists found that when an individual was subjected to frequency controlled light stimulation the brain would entrain to that frequency. So if light stimulation was pulsed at a frequency in the theta range which corresponds to states of deep relaxation the individual receiving the stimulation would begin to entrain into a theta state and become relaxed.
In the 1980s computer technology enabled the design of some of the first light and sound machines. These devices featured frequency controlled programs and sequences of light and sound stimulation delivered by glasses with lights mounted inside them and stereo headphones.
Today in the 21st century mind machines are more popular than ever in their use is widespread across the globe. However, most people have never heard of them. We believe that is about to change in the year 2012 as more and more people become aware of the possibilities of light and sound technology and its benefits for mankind.